Showcase your garden in its full glory!
Spring/Summer 2018 is in full swing and what better time to showcase your garden in its full glory. If you haven’t already spend some time sprucing up your outdoor space, then now is perfect time to do so.
Here are our top 5 tips for getting started!
Look out some inspiration;
Thinking of what to do with your outdoor space can feel a little overwhelming- but don’t panic! There is plenty out there for you to look at to gain a little inspiration.
This time of year there are plenty of country and flower shows popping up everywhere, take some time out to take a look around and have a browse you are sure to find plenty of ideas. Take your camera with you to grab those inspirational shots, these would be perfect to use for a mood board! Mood boards are a great way to map out your ideas and put a plan to action, if you are more technically advanced give Pinterest a try and create garden boards of dreams.
Have a clear out;
It may not be the most fun job but having a good garden clear out will allow you to see what space you have to work with, what has survived the cold weather and what ultimately needs replacing. Spend a weekend organising and arranging, get the family involved and be productive- it’s all a bit of fun.
Add colour with planting;
Hanging baskets and containers bring an instant splash of colour to front and back gardens, terraces and balconies. Try creating your own or if time is an issue why not opt for the pre planted baskets or containers, these still look great and don’t require any tools or mess. To make things even easier, chose the highly-realistic artificial topiary or hanging baskets, you are guaranteed lasting colour and minimal maintenance- no watering is required!
Light up those summer nights;
Relaxing in the garden or entertaining guests, nothing creates a better atmosphere than subtle lighting. Hang string lights to your garden shed and fences, gather lanterns and tea lights together on tables and light up your walkways with patio lights. You don’t need to worry about increasing your electricity bill, these days many outdoor lights are either battery or solar powered and only take a few minutes to install.
Great outdoor furniture is a must when it comes to relaxing in your outdoor space. Opt for comfort and functionality, a spacious table and a selection of chairs is a great start. These will come in handy for those garden gatherings, decorate with cushions and blankets for extra cosy touches. If you are a looking for something a little different, why not add a hammock to your furniture list. These are easy to put up, simply just attach to a sturdy tree or garden post, and are great for those summer siestas.